Friday, 18 April 2014

Why I Love Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is one of those rare movies that I have seen dozens of times, know all the jokes by heart, and it still makes me laugh every time I watch it.

The movie has something for everyone, making it perfect for any time. Whether you're having a girls night in, or a date night with your significant other, you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't enjoy this movie. Picture Box actually describes Forgetting Sarah Marshall as "a romcom for the guys" in their write-up. In other words: It has the comedy that even the crudest viewers can enjoy, and the fun, falling-in-love-again storyline that will appeal to the inner hopeless romantic in everyone.

The fashion in the film also keeps me coming back for more. Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis look absolutely flawless in every scene. Bell's look complements her paler skin tone, and lighter hair color, while Kunis' look perfectly flattered her tan skin and dark hair.

What I love most about their fashion though, is that it's the perfect inspiration for everyday looks, not just "Hollywood" looks. Bell is stunning during the 4th of July luau scene, wearing a Hawaiian-inspired bohemian sundress with a squared, plunging neckline, and subtle gold hoop earrings. Kunis particularly shines while working the front desk of the hotel, wearing a high-wasted, fitted pencil skirt, paired with a tucked-in white button-up, with a teardrop/keyhole neckline.

They're both seen wearing more casual outfits throughout the movie as well. Kunis' was frequently in tanks and casual maxi dresses, and Bell's various bathing suit covers had every girl looking forward to beach season. Her pink bikini at the beginning of the movie even made Elle's list of "The 25 Best Swimsuits Moments in Movie History." The suit may have been Dior in the film, but it's a look than can easily be recreated with a more cost-effective option to give the same effect.

Their hair and makeup were also on point. The dewy complexion they sported during filming was beyond its time for makeup trends. Girls are now paying top dollar to recreate the same look, the complete opposite of the matte finish that has been popular the last couple of years. Their hair is also gorgeous, usually shown pulled back in a posh, clean up-do, or down in silky, loose curls and waves. You have to hand it to the stylists on set. Fighting the frizz in a tropical location and making a girl look presentable instead of like a Bichon Frise (or Russell Brand) is no easy task.

Unfortunately the same can't really be said for the male stars in the movie. Jonah Hill's character is only seen in his work uniforms, and Jason Segel's character's Hawaiian shirts are mocked throughout the entire film. Russell Brand's character's clothing is over the top and completely absurd at times. They really should only be used as an example of how not to dress—a rule that should probably applied to Russell Brand's style in real life as well.

If you're still not sold on how good this movie is, check out the cast: Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Paul Rudd, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader, Russell Brand, Jack McBrayer, and Jonah Hill. Kristen Wiig even makes a guest spot if you watch the extended cut version. If you can't find an actor on that list that you love, then you might be part of the extremely small group of people that will not like this movie but I recommend you give it a chance. It could easily become your new favorite.

Monday, 3 March 2014

All about hair!

I've spoken about hair extensions on this blog before. They saved me from years of hair hatred when i had it all chopped off and using clip ins like the ones from Seekhair allowed me to have any style i wanted. Even now i have longer hair i think these give the perfect amount of volume, especially with a nice curled look.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Miami Taupe

Like i previously mentioned (here) Lily Lolo have had a make over and now look super sophisticated and much more expensive than they actually are. I'm not entirely sure why they decided to re-brand themselves as they were looking pretty enough as they were but i do think their new look is working wonders as i'm trying my best not to make an online order as i type.


Sunday, 23 February 2014

Ooh La La

Lily Lolo recently gave themselves a make over. Whilst i loved them and their look before, the packaging now screams higher end and it looks great. It's sleek, black and fairly compact, fitting in perfect with my make up collection. 

Friday, 7 February 2014

The Discovery Club

Here i have The Fragrance Shop's DiscoveryClub box* which is jam packed full of perfume samples as well as £5 off of each one featured in the box. It's the perfect way to experience new fragrances and see if you'd like to buy one.